The Best and Fun Activities To Do At Kereita Forest

Kereita is a town in Kiambu County, Kenya and only a short distance from Limuru.

A forest maintained by Kijabe Environment Volunteers is located a few kilometres from Kimende Town, in Kereita Village.

There are trails through the forest as well as a waterfall. It is incredibly tranquil and pristine and offers exhilarating activities for guests to partake in.

It is unexploited by humans, and there is not much tourist flow, making it ideal for those who fancy some privacy.

Below is a list of fun activities to engage in at the Kereita forest;


Zip lining is a thrilling way to take in breathtaking views from great heights, so if you’re an adrenaline junkie, this activity is just right for you.

Over 2.2 kilometres of zipping through the verdant Kereita forest makes this zip line the longest in all of Kenya and East Africa. The longest of these six zip lines is 430 meters in length.

If you’re looking for the pinnacle of zip-lining adventures, look no further than this spot.

Both locals and tourists pay the same, Ksh. 1,800 for two lines and Kshs. 2,400 for six lines to go zip lining and all payments are paid via Mpesa.


Archery is not only useful for surviving in the wilderness, but it’s also a fun hobby.

The Forest is an ideal location for anyone who is interested in trying their hand at archery for the first time, as well as for experienced archers who are looking for a place to hone their skills.

During the session that you have paid for, the bow and arrows will be provided for you, and a personal instructor is also assigned to guests.

Adults are charged Kshs. 1200 per hour to participate in archery, while children are charged Kshs. 1100 per hour.


The forest’s environment, ranging from deep forests to open fields and high vantage spots, puts you in a position to engage in exciting, high-stakes situations in which you must race to achieve victory.

One of the most thrilling things to do in The Forest is paintballing. Begin by forming a team, get outfitted, and start avoiding exploding paintballs.

Plan beforehand by making reservations to avoid disappointments. They charge Kshs 1750 for adults and Kshs 1600 for kids, for 100 balls. It will cost you Kshs. 500 for an extra 50 paintballs.

Mountain Biking

One of the fun ways to exercise is bike riding. The Kereita Forest has a wide range of biking trails for you to engage in the sport.

For additional fun and thrill, engage in races with friends or family. The trails are of different lengths, ranging from 5 km to 15 km, you’re free to choose whatever suits you best.

Renting a bike in the forest will cost you Ksh 1,000 for an hour or Ksh 2,000 for 4 hours. Should you bring your bike, you only pay Ksh. 1000.

E-Bikes are also available for hire at the forest, and they cost Kshs 1,500 for 1 hour and Kshs 3,000 for 4 hours.

Fly fishing

Fly-fishing is a popular fishing activity that involves using a lure, known as an artificial fly to catch fish.

In the forest, the Gatamaiyu River is the perfect location for this sport, with the waters filled with trout.

The river is surrounded by pools and rapids that provide a tranquil place to fish in peace.

Fly fishing requires a specific tactic to be successful.

If you’re new to the sport, you need not worry since personal instructors are available to guide you.

Top up your fishing experience by having your catch cooked specially for you, or you can do it yourself, just how you like it.


Nothing quite beats the experience of camping out in the wilderness, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of nature.

You need not worry about security since night guards are available, and you can light bonfires for both warmth and lighting.

All your dietary needs will be catered for at the restaurant, so you don’t have to cook.

Check-out time is 10 in the morning, should you wish to stay longer you’ll pay an additional 600. Camping charges are Ksh. 1000 for adults and 500 for children.

You can carry your camping gear or pay an extra fee for hiring them.


If you are an ardent lover of nature, then you definitely need to hike through the nature trails of the expansive Kereita Forest.

Along the way, breathtaking sights are present like waterfalls and caves.

Kereita Waterfall

One of the most popular trails, the Carbacid trail leads to a waterfall bordering the Gatamaiyu River and guests can choose to explore the nearby cave where bats and other harmless insects are present.

To avoid getting lost, guards are available to take you through the trails at no additional cost.